We see a lot of properties with exposed brick here in Boston, both in rentals and sales and while they create a great urban feel and add character to a space. Today the Boston Metro ran a brief article on how to make exposed brick work in your home, because it can often be limiting. Here's a little recap of the tips they offered in today's paper:
1. Pairing the bricks with a modern light fixture and some mirrors can make for a more contemporary look. Mirrors always add depth to a space and expand a room, so exposed brick or not this is always a great way to change up your room.
2. Stay with black leathers and steel furniture, this sleek modern look with juxtapose the brick nicely, offering an edgier feel. Add just a pop of color somewhere in the room, like a couple accent pillows and you could really liven up a room.
3. As the Metro called it, the "traditional rustic aesthetic" can really compliment exposed brick. Stick with browns beiges, and toss in some pastel blue, with plenty of dark wood finished and you could create a real homey feel.
These are just some brief tips that could open up plenty of possibilities for your home. Let us know how you've dressed up your exposed brick walls!